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Notebook: Crosby credits field goal streak to preparation, focus

10:22 PM, Nov. 17, 2011
Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby kicks a field goal in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.
Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby kicks a field goal in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.
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Mason Crosby credits his 2011 kicking groove to refining his technique and weekly preparation regimen the last four years.

Crosby, a fifth-year pro, has made 23 straight field goals, which is the team record and tops the 17 straight Chris Jacke hit in 1993. Crosby still isn't much past halfway to the NFL record for most consecutive field goals - Indianapolis' Mike Vanderjagt made 42 straight from 2002 to 2004, followed by Gary Anderson's 40 in 1997-98 and Matt Stover's 36 in 2005-06.

"I've learned a lot about how to be a pro," Crosby said, "what works for me and what doesn't over these four years. ...

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